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fossas . . . cingo. In the Iliadthe rampart, which is within the trench (Halbertsma proposes to read classes), is built at the suggestion of Nestor (VII. 336-43, ib. 435-41). It is described Il.XII. 52-7. After the fall of Troy it was overthrown by Apollo and Neptune, who brought against it the strength of all the rivers, “ὅσσοι ἀπ᾽ Ἰδαίων ὀρέων ἅλαδε προρέουσιIl.XII. 13-33). Ehwald reads fossa munimina, to remove the difficulty as to the position of the trench.

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